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Sep. 27, 2014 @ 02:15 PM

Brother, sister land spots on Sleepy Hollow

Sun Valley students Jack and Tate Hawkes recently appeared as extras on two different programs of the Fox hit television show “Sleepy Hollow” filmed in New Bern.

Sep. 27, 2014 @ 02:20 PM

Banned Books Week: freedom to read

Harry Potter. Jay Gatsby. Holden Caulfield. Atticus Finch. Grendel. Huckleberry Finn. Katniss Everdeen. Edward Cullen. Tom Sawyer. Waldo. All these characters have something in common, they are the protagonists of some of the most frequently challenged or banned books in the country.

Sep. 27, 2014 @ 02:17 PM

Monroe native boosts mobile service

When he was in Kindergarten, Betty White knew her son Gentry was destined for success.

Sep. 27, 2014 @ 02:11 PM

Three vie for District 4 School Board seat

Casey Carver, Monica Frank and Melissa Merrell face off for school board in District 4

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Sep. 27, 2014 @ 12:42 AM

Spartans pull out thrilling 48-47 win at Monroe

Jeremiah Miller and Albert Funderburke scored three touchdowns each to lead Sun Valley High to an exciting win over Monroe. The Spartans trailed by 12 points in the third quarter before raillying for the win. Sophomore QB Demarco Reaves threw three TD passes for the Sun Valley, including the game-winner to Miller from 40 yards out with 29 seconds left in the game on a third and 15 play.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 12:53 PM

Rebels run all over Cherryville

Parkwood rushed for 431 yards on 9.6 yards per carry in a 55-13 road win over Cherryville. The Rebels enter their bye week with a 4-2 record. For details on all seven games involving Union County, see Sunday's print edition of The Enquirer-Journal. Here are Friday's final scores:

Sun Valley 48, Monroe 47

Parkwood 55, Cherryville 13

Piedmont 23, CATA 14

Cuthbertson 28, Providence Day 10

Davidson Day 20, Marvin Ridge 17

North Rowan 14, Forest Hills 12

South Stanly 17, Union Academy 6

Sep. 25, 2014 @ 12:25 PM

Nine UC teams in action in Week 6

CATA travels to Piedmont and Monroe hosts Sun Valley in Week 6 of the Union County football season. Porter Ridge and Weddington have byes. See a breakdown of the matchups inside.

Sep. 25, 2014 @ 12:50 PM

Inuwa repeats as county champion

Central Academy's Elijah Inuwa won the 2014 Union County cross country meet again, this time in a career-best time of 15:52.8. Weddington's boys and Marvin Ridge's girls cruised to the team titles.

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Sep. 20, 2014 @ 01:25 PM

The Adoptables

Jax is a sweet, loving Husky mix, whose Carolina blue eyes would melt the hearts of most Tarheels.

Sep. 13, 2014 @ 11:26 AM

The Adoptables

Cute puppies and fluffy kittens abound at the Union County Animal Shelter this week!

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 02:08 PM

The Adoptables

Fin is a sweet little girl who will swim into your heart.

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 02:07 PM

Pencil brings out best in artist

Despite drawing ever since she was very young, Gina Rugito-Anderson recently chose to make it more than a hobby.

Aug. 09, 2014 @ 12:48 PM

The Adoptables

Sunny, named for his orange color and cheerful disposition, is soft, cuddly and ready for you to take him home.

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May. 10, 2014 @ 03:41 PM

Letters to the Editor

Thoughts of my mother — Ward Mullis

Week recognizes the work of nurses — Garett Schreier

Our Eighth Amendment — Lloyd Weichinger

Is redistricting really necessary?  — Collin Love

  Make your insurance choices wisely — Byron Ward

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

Letters to the editor

There is no risk of a constitutional convention

Take nothing at face value … investigate

Finally scared enough to vote?

Check the batteries in your smoke detector

Transparency vs. paranoia

Feb. 08, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

My alternative to Obamacare

When the health care debate began, I warned that the President’s health care bill was the wrong direction for our nation and North Carolina.  I offered an alternative then—The Patients’ Choice Act—along with Senator Tom Coburn because health care was broken before Obamacare.

Jan. 18, 2014 @ 03:45 PM

Marketing is theme of Entrepreneurs meeting

How do you like that frost on your car windows in the morning?

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Mar. 30, 2013 @ 06:57 PM

The Eighth Station

Arriving at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the church representing the eighth station of the cross, Mark Kocik, of Marshville, pauses in the archway for a scripture reading prior to entering the sanctuary for the church's traditional Good Friday service at noon. Several dozen Christians met at the First Presbyterian Church earlier to participate in the eight stations of the cross ceremony, carrying the cross to eight locations in the downtown area, pausing for prayer and scripture at each station.

Feb. 19, 2013 @ 10:39 PM

Frankie Richard

As temperatures once again climbed into the 60's recently, Frankie Richard, of Albemarle, steals a few rays of sunshine between customers last Tuesday afternoon at Union Thrift Store on Charlotte Avenue. Richard oversees the thrift shop for owner, Rick Roberts, four days a week.

Feb. 02, 2013 @ 09:20 PM

Tower Techs

Clark Dunn, left, passes tools over to co-worker Brad Lehrmann as they work about 80 feet up on a 300 foot cell tower in Stallings recently. The two were part of a five man crew from FDH Engineering, assigned to add structural supports to the tower to accommodate additional equipment for carrier upgrades.

Jan. 31, 2013 @ 09:37 PM

Zach Wallace & Major - Weather feature

Zach Wallace, of Wingate, enjoyed the t-shirt and shorts weather earlier in the week as he walked Major, his seven-month-old Weimaraner along Pearl Circle in Wingate. Wallace, a Wingate University graduate, is a first-year law student the Charlotte School of Law.